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4.9 miles
Distance
337 ft
Climb
-337 ft
Descent
00:21:04
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Campbell Tract Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Campbell Tract
    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Season
    MAY - OCT
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Campbell Tract is a very easy introduction to riding in Anchorage. With a mix of relatively flat singletrack and doubletrack, it's also very family and beginner friendly.

There are a number trails that make logical loops of any distance. The ride featured here is a clockwise tour that connects scenic singletrack with cruiser doubletrack.Start from Smoke Jumper Trailhead and ride clockwise on Moose Track, a crushed gravel doubletrack. Right away you'll get pulled into the beautiful dense forest.

Passing the intersection with Coyote continue on to Salmon Run, a short singletrack that parallels Campbell Creek. Jump back onto a road and then stay straight at the bridge to start Mellen's Way.

From here the crushed gravel continues for a short distance before turning to natural surface singletrack after the Birch Knob junction. Now the ride feels a little more backcountry. Navigate a few root sections along fairly flat trail.

Bear right on Moose Meadow. The trail widens to doubletrack and passes Black Bear (connection to Hillside Park). The forest opens up into meadow with a few views of the Chugach Mountains to the east.

Moose Meadow intersects with Viewpoint - turn left here and ride another section of crushed gravel doubletrack. Punch up a short steep hill before reaching the junction with Coyote. Stay left and then turn right on Birch Meadow.

The route narrows back to singletrack again and the forest tightens up. Birch Meadow contours up and down a bit with the natural terrain, a nice change from the rest of the trail in the Campbell Tract.

Turn right and pedal a short road section before a left on Lynx. Like Birch Meadow, this segment is fun singletrack and a great way to end the ride.

Disclaimer

Bears are present in the area, especially along the creeks. Be sure to read the bear aware signs at trailheads and plan your ride accordingly. No need to be 'bear-a-noid', just make noise and travel in a group.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Campbell Tract mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    0 ft
  • Altitude min
    212 ft
  • Altitude max
    401 ft
  • Altitude start
    212 ft
  • Altitude end
    212 ft
  • Grade max
    -13.16%
  • Grade min
    11.481%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,038 ft
  • Avg time
    00:21:04
  • Avg reverse time
    00:03:01
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on Nov 19, 2017
Snow Packed
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      Campbell Tract Trail Reports

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      Nov 19, 2017 @ 4:37pm
      Nov 19, 2017
      Aug 14, 2017 @ 9:07am
      Aug 14, 2017
      reporter Heavy rain over the last part of last week and over the weekend will make the trail quite slick and water will be pooled. Please avoid riding...
      Apr 6, 2017 @ 10:21pm
      Apr 6, 2017
      Mushy ant wet
      Mar 23, 2017 @ 1:26pm
      Mar 23, 2017
      All solid and fast at the moment.
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